NB! The workshop scheme for former students at the department has unfortunately been cancelled due to the covid-19 situation.
Workshop scheme for former students
The workshop scheme is offered to former students of the Department of Product Design who wish to use the department's workshop facilities to conduct projects in design and product development or research.
Applications must be submitted to the Department of Product Design on the designated application form. Placements are granted for one semester at a time and the applications are considered consecutively.
Placements approved under the scheme will be billed at a fixed price every semester for some of the areas of materials, please see application form, and agreements to provide services in lieu are made on an individual basis.
This may entail providing services such as giving lectures to students, assisting with teaching duties, providing assistance to students or performing clearing/maintenance tasks in return for participating in the scheme.
The desired effect of the workshop scheme is to create an open environment and to promote research activities. We hope to form partnerships that prove fruitful for both our former and current students, and we look forward to receiving your applications.
For the application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Designer in Residence Program is offered to former students of the Department of Product Design who wish to use the school’s workshops for projects in design and product development or research in the start-up phase of their career. Applications must be submitted using the form ‘Application_form_designer_in_residence_PD’ and be sent to one of the addresses on the form.
- A placement is granted for one semester at a time. A maximum of 4 terms will be granted in total. Additional access to workshops must be specifically agreed. During the busiest periods of the academic year, the workshops are reserved for the students, and Designers in Residence will have limited access. The number of Designers in Residence per semester is decided on the basis of capacity and other factors relating to the workshops.
- The group responsible for considering applications comprises staff members responsible for the materials areas in question, the head of department and the alumni coordinator. The group is free to approve applications at their discretion.
- Because of the dynamic nature of the workshops, HSE regulations and workshop equipment/machines are constantly being changed. If an extended period of time has passed between you were a student and your Designer in Residence application, you might no longer be eligible for the program as we do not have enough staff resources to update you on HSE training. These cases will be assessed by the appropriate workshop manager.
- Designers whose applications are approved must sign an agreement and attend a meeting with the workshop coordinator and technicians to learn about the conditions for using the workshop, details relating to the use of rooms, machines and materials, and any other factors relating to the placement.
- Designers in Residence cannot bring their own materials, chemicals and equipment into the workshops without the technician’s advance approval. The use of school materials must in all cases be pre-approved by the relevant workshop manager. Storage of your materials and projects cannot be guaranteed, and must be pre-approved by the relevant workshop manager.
- The Designer in Residence cannot expect guidance from the department staff. The Designer in Residence's use of rooms, machines and materials shall not be at the expense of the students’ use of the facilities. The Designer in Residence is expected to take the initiative to maintain a regular dialogue with the staff members responsible for the materials areas.
- The Designer in Residence agreement can be terminated at any time. If the Designer in Residence no longer needs to use the workshop, he/she must immediately report this so that other applicants can be offered placement.
- The Designer in Residence placement is offered in return for services that are agreed specifically for each agreement signed. Such services can for example comprise lectures to students, teaching assistance or being available as a resource for students.
- The Designer in Residence is expected to agree to answer questions and share his/her knowledge with interested students and staff members as required. The desired effect of the Designer in Residence agreement is to create an open environment and to promote research activities.
- At the end of the residency the applicant must turn in a brief, illustrated report about their project and experiences through the residency. Focus on how the residency has contributed to product development or research project. Also, reflect on how the work can contribute the advancement of research projects at the institute. The report will be presented to the staff at the end of the residency period. The report will in part be the basis for future application assessments.
- Failure to comply with the regulations can result in immediate termination of the residency agreement.